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What Would You Do With a Case of Cherries?

Congratulations to Kati, Chantal, Rachel, Miriam & Rebecca! Thank you everyone who participated in this; your answers were alternately amusing, heartwarming and scrumptious! That’s right…a whole case of cherries! We’re giving away a case of cherries to five randomly selected winners and we want to know what you would do with a whole case of cherries. Now, you may ask, how much is a case? It’s a LOT.  Say, about 10 pounds. Enough to fill a kitchen sink. Make five cherry pies. Hold a cherry pit-spitting contest for the whole gang. Whatever you have in mind, it’s probably enough to make it happen…and more. So, get busy thinking about what you would do with a case of cherries and enter your comment below by July 14th. Stumped by the bounty? We shared our Best Cherry Recipes and some of our food blogger friends sent over their favorite cherry dishes as well. These are sure to get your creative juices flowing. Now, let us know what you would do with a case of cherries in the comments by July 14th and, who knows, you just might be lucky enough to win! Note: These are red Washington cherries and will be shipped directly to you from our farmer partners. Depending on availability and quality, they may be organic or conventional.

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chari says …

I would make some cherry turnovers, cherry preserves and freeze a little as well. We love frozen cherries in our smoothies.

Bette says …

I would give some to my friend who has gout. I would eat as many as I could and then I would freeze the rest.

Sharon Tumeria Langlois says …

I would have a Cherry party!! I would invite some of my closest cherry loving friends and we would create amazing cherry dishes! We would then feast on our creations and enjoy one of natures most succulent fruits!

Christy George says …

I would save and eat as many cherries as I could and also share the rest with family and friends...they are so good and healthy for you!

Nola Mark says …

I would make a bunch of RAW cherry-chocolate fudge...it freezes wonderfully...as well as RAW black forest cake. Maybe, if they're lucky, I might share some with my family...if the form of a pie, or most likely just to eat right out of the bowl! :-)

kate says …

Start with fresh, as is, and freeze some for later. Then explore recipies. A cherry pie, perhaps -- my dad's favorite -- or kuchen, or strudel, something baked. And reduce some into a sauce/glaze for cheesecake, yogurt, cornbread, pork roast, English muffins, whatever. Maybe cherry walnut oatmeal cookies. And share with my foodie friends -- I suspect there would be a cherry-bacon dish and other interesting meat combinations.

Carla Bramlett says …

I would eat half of them. Why half? Because I only get the half with the pit, and my dogs get the rest. I have to share!! LOL

Keith franco says …

Make cherry awesomeness!

Eric Erickson says …

With a case of cherries, I would feed all the poor, starving Pac-mans in the world.

Carolina says …

I work at a low-income, high poverty elementary school. Our students do not always have access to nutritious foods, such as fruits and vegetables. If I had a case of cherries, I would give them to our students and discuss the benefits of healthy eating.

Summer says …

I would eat them strait from the bag. My kids and I could go through a couple bags a day just eating them eu natural.

Heather says …

I would create a gluten free cherry cobbler. Yum!

Hannah says …

I would make dairy-free chocolate cherry ice cream for my sister and I, then make the same ice cream with dairy for 12 other members of my family. Next would be a free-for-all cherry eating/spitting contest. IF there were any leftover, a cherry pie would be next. CHERRIES!!!!!

Beth Gurtov says …

I would eat some, share some and make my Daddy a cherry pie for his birthday since it's his favorite.

Tracy Maleeff says …

I would want to be daring and culinarily adventurous if I suddenly had a case of cherries in my kitchen. Two things that I have been a little too scared to try is making a Cherry Clafoutis and canning/preserving cherries. Fresh, delicious cherries always go quickly in my house, so a case should allow for tasting AND attempting new culinary feats.

Linda W says …

I love cherries, eat them, make cherry preserves, bake with them, put some in the freezer for later eating, share with my family. I'd make a natural, organic facial mask for my clients as I am an esthetician

John Rem says …

What would I do with a case of cherries? A case of cherries sounds like so many, but when I got started it became much more clear that I could do it. I would definitely make some cherry pie. But then I thought some nice summer drinks, frozen and not, with cherries to sweeten the mix might be really tatsy. With all the chicken that I cook I am sure I could dress up some of those chicken breasts with a couple of cherry sauces and lastly, what about a nice apple, cherry and walnut fruit salad? My mouth is watering...must now make lunch!

Michelle Crook says …

Make cherry pie, cherry jam and preserves, and of course just EAT some, they ROCK.

Tamra Schepper says …

What would I do with a case of cherries?........ Eat them and share them and eat them and eat them and eat them and eat them and eat them and eat them and eat them and eat them till they were all gone.

Diana Buchanan says …

Hummm.....I would share them with my friends because something that delicious you just can't keep to yourself...

Brenda says …

I would search the Whole Foods website for some great recipes and share with friends and family!

Patty says …

If I had a whole case of cherries I would give the first pound to my husband and while he was distracted (he adores cherries) I would fill my dehydrator with halved cherries so that we might still have some a few months from now. Whatever I have left at that point would go into a sauce to serve over fresh home made ice cream.

Kristina says …

If I had a case of cherries I would have to pay my daughter $1 a pound to pit them like when she shells my garden cream peas. You say that's about 10 lbs of cherries...I don't know if that's worth $10 (good thing the cherries would be free)!! Then my dog likes to eat the pits (Is that even okay?). I would then make my husband his favorite, cherry cobbler with a pie crust on the bottom and dough on top! After that, my newest hobby...canning! I would make cherry preserves, syrup, etc. I am so excited...bring on the Cherries!!

Laura says …

I would be thrilled - I'd eat some straight from the case, make cherry pie, a cherry tart, throw them in green salads, make some cherry ice-cream with dark chocolate chunks, and mix them in greek yogurt! Yummmmm.

Phaedra Blocker says …

I'd give half to my mom, who LOVES cherries (trust me, 5 lbs would not be a challenge for her). With the rest I'd make delicious cherry chocolate chip ice cream (soy or coconut milk), using agave and Sunspire's grain-sweetened chocolate chips. And maybe a great cherry cheesecake with Tofutti Cream Cheese and Sour Cream. No dairy. No refined sugar. Lots of YUMMM!

Debbie Peterson says …

I would sing a cherry song, take beautiful cherry pictures, get out some water color paper and make some cherry art using juice from the prize winning cherries...then I would search out exotic recipes with cherry's as the main ingredient and contemplate which would be the most healthy and delicious, all the while gorging on them with my Son and having a pit spitting contest to see who could spit their pit the farthest....yup...that's what I would do.

Stephanie says …

Cherry preserves and cherry cheesecake are the first things that come to mind. Wow, now I'm hungry!

Emily says …

I would start by finding recipes I could make using raw cherries. I have a nice tart recipe. And since I don't eat sugar I would make cherry preserves and give some to my friends and donate some to local organizations.Mount Airy has a homeless shelter called the Shepard's House.I am going to donate some eggs soon. I always like to share God's gifts with others.

Jada Edwards says …

I would be in cherry heaven with a whole case! I would pit and flash freeze the whole case, and have a ready supply for pies, cobblers, sangria, etc. My favorite way to eat cherries are frozen....they are perfect bite size popsicles! MMMM!!

KateNonymous says …

Cherry pie, cherry muffins, cherry ice cream, Cherries Jubilee, duck with cherries, cherry chutney, cherries as they come! Clearly I'd also need to get a cherry pitter.

Janet Beheler says …

I make jam - LOTS and LOTS of jam! In fact, I've spent this long holiday weekend making jam. So far, I've got strawberry, blackberry, blackberry sage, blackberry vanilla, gingered peach and stone fruit melange (a mixture of apricots, nectarines and plums.) I have about 20 lbs of peaches yet to go! But by far, one of my favorites to make (and eat AND share!) is spiced cherry. It has cinnamon, cloves and almond and is so delicious! All my friends and family keep asking for more! So, with a case of cherries, you can bet I'd get my canner boiling - of course, actual results may vary since it's darn near impossible to keep my husband from eating them all first :)

Marti says …

I grew having to pluck, pit, poach, and pulverize bushels of cherries that grew on the prolific tree in my family's Illinois backyard. We had "pitting parties" (quite opposed to pity parties) where the neighborhood's 43 kids would sit around on old sheets shooting the breeze while preparing the cherries for their next incarnation be it pie, buckle, cobbler, cake, canned sauces or my dad's infamous cherry wine. I have an idea or two of what I'd do with another windfall bumper crop of cherries! Let the creative juices (pun on purpose) flow and have a pitting party!

Katrina says …

I've been thinking about how fun it would be to make my own organic ice cream, and a bunch of fresh cherries would really top it off! Also, a big bowl of cherries always gives a summery touch to the table. :)

Elizabeth says …

My 14 month old son and I would eat them, just as they are, as quickly as possible. We love cherries.

michelle says …

I would eat them, cook with them, freeze them, as well as donate some to my daughter's ballet school and to our local soup kitchen, Miriam's Kitchen in DC. The chef there tries to make sure the homeless get fed quality meals 3x/day.

Nicole says …

Yummy, I would make vegan dark chocolate cherry muffins for breakfast. Have them just like nature intended for a snack. Lunch would be a huge bowl of salad with a homemade cherry vinegarette. Then for dinner I'd have stir-fried tofu with a cherry sauce on top. Then to top of my "cherry" day I would make a dairy free cherry coconut milk ice cream. P.S. hmmmm Cherry Martini anyone?? ;)

jackie says …

I would attempt a few cherry pies....they are my husbands favorite....maybe some homemade cherry ice cream to go with it...yum!

michelle raborn says …

YUM!!! A whole case? WOW, I could make all kinds of yummy goodies for myself--let's see, there's cherry pie, cherry cobbler, then there's cherry bbq "chicken" (I'm a vegetarian), and always lots of fresh cherries to snack on!!

David Franklin says …

I would share them with my fiends and clients.

cheryl Schuster says …

I would eat a bunch, share them with family & neighbors & make a delicious cherry pie, turnovers, cherry sauce for pancakes, & ice cream. I would would enjoy one of my most favorite fruits!!!

Cindee Goldstein says …

A good portion of them would probably be eaten as nature made them, the rest would most likely be made into: 1: Jam 2: Dried 3: Cherry/chocolate ice cream or yogurt-I love the combination! 4: Any leftovers would be frozen.

Candace Leikam says …

I would make fruit leather with a few pounds in the dehydrator, cherry perseves with a few more pounds to share with friends and family, cheery ice cream, and let my 4 year old devour a big bowl of the rest. Although he would prob eat all 10 pounds if I let him.

Sandy Nevels says …

If I had a case of cherries - Id just eat them as is. They taste the best just how they are naturally. Plus Id make cherry preserves, turnovers, cheesecake topping, chutney, smoothies, yogurt, ice cream...ahhh love cherries!!! Its so versatile! Having a cherry pit spitting contest at picnics is so much fun, everyone gets involved with that event. The winner gets a basket of cherries.

Sandra says …

My husband & I love to can. We would like to make Cherry Almond Jam, Brandied Cherries,Sweet Cherry Vinegar & possibly a nice Cherry Cobbler. And of course, we would savor them fresh as we lovingly preserve the rest to be enjoyed at another time!

Mary Walker says …

What would we do with a case of cherries? A LOT!!! We would eat them and we would make some cherry jelly to can and some cherry salsa so that we could enjoy them for some time.

Flo Mcdaniels says …

Plenty of fresh cherries to share and then make my awesome fresh fruit cherry crisp. Yummmmmm!

Brian McCullough says …

Would make cherry pies like a mad man and give 'em out to my family! As Homer would say....Mmmmmmmmmmm pie.

Jon H. says …

I would share them with my fantastic neighbors, make a cherry pie (or three), and give a bunch to my sis-in-law (best cook/baker in the world) and she can make jam. Yummers!

keith says …

give to homeless kitchen

Betsy Waters says …

I would share some with my husband and my boys who love fresh cherries - then I'd have to do some serious recipe research for some great new ideas for cooking with cherries! I love pie and sweet stuff so we'll have to explore some new tastes!

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